Museums in Valletta

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National Museum of Archaeology

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The Auberge de Provence in Republic Street is the present home of this important museum. One finds here an array of archaeological remains from the numerous prehistoric temples in Malta and Gozo, together with remains of the Bronze Age and of the Roman period in these islands.

Neolithic and Bronze Age material is displayed on the groundfloor i.e. in the large entrance hall, in the main exhibition hall and in four other rooms.

Huge blocks of stone, sacrificial altars, statues and large earthenware vases fill most of the available space. Smaller objects are displayed in more..

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The National Museum of Fine Arts

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The building housing this museum dates from 1571. It was built as the residence of a French knight, Jean de Soubrian. On his death, the house was acquired by the Order and was leased to several distinguished knights, amongst them the Bailli de Suffren, Captain General of the Galleys, who lived in the premises during the last few years of the Order.

In 1808, Charles d'Orleans, brother of the future King Louis Philippe of France, was landed from a ship in Malta suffering from a serious illness. He died in this house and was then buried in the Chapel of France in St. John's more..

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